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Solve Agatha Christie's long-running whodunnit and keep the secrets to yourself.
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About The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie's legendary whodunnit still delights and thrills audiences in London's West End at the St. Martin’s Theatre. Think you've got what it takes to solve the murder mystery? The Mousetrap tickets are available on London Theatre now.

The Mousetrap, the world’s longest-running play

Agatha Christie’s record-breaking play The Mousetrap has been puzzling audiences for over 70 years as the longest-running show in the West End. Can you crack the case before it’s too late? The Mousetrap is a classic whodunnit that is a must-see for anyone visiting London who wants to see a historic piece of theatre or even if you’re just an amateur detective looking to put your skills to the test. Don’t forget to keep the murderer’s identity a secret!

What is The Mousetrap about?

The Mousetrap play follows a group of people gathered in a remote part of the countryside as they discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one, suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until, at the last nerve-shredding moment, the play finally unveils the identity and the motive. An irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!

What makes The Mousetrap a must-see mystery play?

This suspenseful murder mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat as the mystery unravels, layer by layer. A cohort of talented actors will keep you guessing with twists and turns around every corner.

The "Queen of Crime,” Agatha Christie, wrote 66 novels throughout her career and was awarded a damehood for services to literature. Her books have sold billions of copies worldwide - more than any other author after The Bible. She died on 12 January 1976, aged 85. Learn more about Agatha Christe's plays in London.

She gave the rights to the stage play to her then nine-year-old grandson, Matthew Prichard. Visitors from all over the world continue to watch The Mousetrap and become part of the historic story of the show, keeping the secret of the plot with them.

Peter Saunders originally produced The Mousetrap play. He handed over responsibility for the show in 1994 to Mousetrap Productions, under the management of Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen. Discover what London was like when The Mousetrap premiered in 1952.

Is The Mousetrap still running?

The Mousetrap is the longest-running play of all time. The original production opened across the road at the Ambassadors Theatre on 25 November 1952. Since then, The Mousetrap is now translated into 27 different languages in more than 50 countries worldwide. The Mousetrap then moved across the road to St. Martin's Theatre in 1974, where it's played ever since.

Tickets to The Mousetrap in London are available now

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Run time

2hr 20min. Incl. 20min interval.

Start date

6th June, 2021

End date

2nd March, 2025


Ages 7+ (recommended). Children under school age will not be permitted entry. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All children must have their own ticket.

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1K+ Reviews

Jordan JT

Jordan JT

10 Reviews | 0 Followers
Classic, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love crime and thrillers.

Don’t see it if You prefer a fast paced adventure.



10 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if I've seen this twice and in in true Agatha Christie style, you don't see the twist. A must see if you're visiting London

Don’t see it if You prefer musicals



54 Reviews | 4 Followers
Entertaining, Dated, Cliched, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love a good murder mystery with a twist you might not see coming!

Don’t see it if You want something more modern, innovative or ‘show-stopping’.

Helen 3106

Helen 3106

47 Reviews | 1 Followers
Dated, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever

See it if You love a bit of mystery in a bygone era. But really a must see for everyone but could do with a modern update.

Don’t see it if Can't think of a single reason why you wouldn't want to see this great show. A BIT DATED

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Our Review

The Mousetrap Review

4 of 5
25 Jan 2022, 19:39
Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap', opened in the West End on the 25th November 1952, which means it has been running for over 50 years making it the world's longest running play - an incredible achievement for any play and one that the producers are rightly proud of. In the course of the first 50 years, according to the programme notes, over 10 million people have seen the show and over 395 tons of ice cream have been sold!So what is the show's...

The Mousetrap cast and creative team

By: Agatha Christie
Director: Ian Talbot
Cast list: Rachel Summers (as Mollie Ralston), Christopher Bonwell (as Giles Ralston), Joshua Glenister (as Christopher Wren), Gay Soper (as Mrs Boyle), Miles Richardson (as Major Metcalf), Jessica Temple (as Miss Casewell), Sebastien Torkia (as Mr Paravicini), George Hannigan (as Detective Sgt. Trotter)
Costume: Janet Hudson Holt
Other info: Artistic direction by Denise Silvey


West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9NZ


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38, N41; (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (4mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s at the right of the fork.

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:30 PM
Tuesday3:00 PM7:30 PM
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday3:00 PM7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday3:00 PM7:30 PM

Frequently asked questions

What is The Mousetrap about?

Keep the secret of the world’s longest running mystery! This Agatha Christie classic has tantalised mystery-lovers for generations. Become part of theatrical history as you discover the answer to the theatre world’s best-kept secret. Only you can discover whodunnit! Get your tickets to The Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre today.

How long is The Mousetrap?

The running time of The Mousetrap is 2hr 20min. Incl. 20min interval.

Where is The Mousetrap playing?

The Mousetrap is playing at St. Martin's Theatre. The theatre is located in West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ.

How much do tickets cost for The Mousetrap?

Tickets for The Mousetrap start at £31.

What's the age requirement for The Mousetrap?

The recommended age for The Mousetrap is Ages 7+ (recommended). Children under school age will not be permitted entry. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All children must have their own ticket..

How do you book tickets for The Mousetrap?

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Who wrote The Mousetrap?

The Mousetrap was created by the renowned British murder mystery writer Agatha Christie. One of the longest-running theatrical productions in the world, this classic murder mystery has engrossed audiences for over seventy years.

When did The Mousetrap open in the West End?

The Mousetrap opened in the West End on November 25, 1952, and has been running for over a record-breaking 70 years, making it one of the longest-running plays in history.

Is The Mousetrap appropriate for kids?

The Mousetrap is recommended for people over seven years old. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.

Is The Mousetrap good?

The Mousetrap is a thrilling murder mystery that will have you guessing the culprit until the very end. Read our four-star review of the The Mousetrap.

How long has 'The Mousetrap' been in playing in London?

The Mousetrap has been playing in London for over seventy years. It is the longest-running play in the West End.

Who is the murderer in The Mousetrap?

We couldn’t possibly tell you that! To find out who the murderer is, book tickets to The Mousetrap on London Theatre.

Which Agatha Christie book is The Mousetrap based on?

The Mousetrap is based on a radio play called Three Blind Mice. Agatha Christie wrote this for the Royal family in 1947. The story was later adapted into the play, The Mousetrap.

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